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in prison. their release comes just a day before the president addresses the united nations general assembly. bow and fatal are expected to be flown on a private jet to the gulf state. the three friends met at the university of california at berkeley. the men's families say they are super excited for the release, but won't rest easily until the two are back on american soil. tina krause, cbs news. >>> shane bower is engaged to sarah. he grew up in minnesota. fatal is an environmental activist and it from suburban philadelphia. >>> a new report shows the justice department grossly overpaid for the food that was served at its conferences. a report shows the justice department vastly overpaid, including $8 for each cup of coffee, and $16 for a muffin. the report tracked expenses from 2007 to 2009. the report also showed an exorbitant amount of money spent in 2004 through 2006, including $5 for a swedish meatball. >> clearly, government has not yet been put on a diet that taxpayers can afford to keep. >> overall, the department of justice spent more than $73 million on conferences in 2009. that
in to iran. >>> president obama is in new york where he addressed the united nations general assembly. he spoke on the revolution in the arab world and palestine's plan to ask the u.s. for statehood. >> reporter: trying to avert a showdown, president obama told the united nations general assembly, now is not the time for palestinian statehood. >> there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that endured for decade. peace is hard work. >> reporter: the president is trying to convince palestinian president not to ask for formal recognition of a palestinian state saying negotiations are the only way to achieve peace. >> ultimately is the israelis and the palestinians, must reach agreements on the issues that divide them. >> reporter: efforts to persuade him to dropped by may fail. the obama administration says the u.s. will veto if there is a vote. thousands cramed the streets to show their support for statehood. >> we think that it's bias towards israel and became an obstacle towards peace. >> reporter: talk of a separate state is sparking new clashes. in the west bank palestinians hurled
in new york. here's a look at the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the preside
the united nations general assembly in new york death row inmate troy davis is scheduled to die tonight but supporters say that they have not given up the fight to save him. he was convicted of killing a georgia police officer to decades ago but since then nearly all of the witnesses who testified against him have recanted their stories. this morning prison officials denied a request by davis's lawyers to allow him to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence supporters said that there will urge the district attorney to rest the court judge to cancel the troy davis death warrant. >>a powerful typhoon made landfall this morning in western japan. four deaths are blamed on the storm in more than a million people up and told to evacuate their homes during due to heavy flooding forecasters said that the typhoon as winds that more than 160 mi. per hour and could do more than 17 in. of rain in some places the typhoon may affect fukushima daiichi nuclear plant is damaged last march by a devastating earthquake and tsunami to nato soldiers were killed in separate insurgent attacks in souther
for the annual united nations general assembly. his biggest challenge is navigating a palestinian demand for an immediate security council vote on statehood. the administration has vowed to veto the palestinian request and risk a backlash on the arab street. but it is trying to negotiate some compromise so that it doesn't come to that. that's tough enough. and now add in this in your face political challenge from the republican presidential front-runner, texas governor rick perry, who came to new york city to accuse president obama of fumbling middle east diplomacy and undermining israel in the process. >> and we are equally indignant of the obama administration and their middle east policy of appeasement that's encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of such a dangerous move if the obama policy in the middle east wasn't naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> and the governor didn't stop there. he called the obama foreign policy naive and said that it left iran's radical regime emboldened. >> to date, we have fum
at the united nations general assembly in new york. bauer and fattal were released only after the payment of $1 million in bail. the international dissent began which when bauer and fattal along with shroud, mistakenly crossed the border into iran. they were charged with espionage, but shroud was released after 14 months in captivity and after the payment of half a million dollars in bail was made. she spoke with cbs news after her release. >> the most difficult thing i've ever had to did dotreche is leave prison without shane and josh. >> reporter: the families of the hikers issued a statement saying today was the best day of their lives. scott, it's not known how long those families will stay in oman but it's expected they'll be back in the united states in a matter of days. >> pelley: seth, thank you. today, the federal reserve took a look at the economy and decided to take another extraordinary step to try to jump start the recovery. the fed will shift some of its holdings to long-term u.s. bonds to try to make mortgage mortgagd business lones cheaper. wall street was not impressed, however
anyway and it's like the whole week of the united nations general assembly is like a progressive dinner party without the progress. and they just go around and around. and i'm telling you, this is a boondoggle. you want to save money, make this meeting every other year because you really don't need it every year. the thing that is interesting about the orrin hatch piece is that they haven't had to do that before to threaten to cut off aid and vote for it in the house or senate because we never walked this far up to the line. the other development today was that abbas, the president of the palestinian authority, said he will not heed president obama's request to not call for the vote. and that is a different dynamic. we'll have to see how that shakes out. >> there was some poll that said four out of ten americans have no opinion on this matter. i'm kind of one of them. for americans, the conflict there is like construction on a freeway. you drive by, it's been going on for years, you never see any progress at all. >> that's what i'm saying. >> it's like it goes on forever. >> in other wo
for the opening of the united nations general assembly would be a foreign policy victory lap as a new libya is welcomed into the family of nations. >> after four decades of darkness, they can walk the streets free from a tyrant. >> reporter: but presidential politics intervened. republican presidential front runner rick perry showed up in new york and used a pro-israel rally to attack the president. >> it's time to change our policy of appeasement toward the palestinians to strengthen our ties with the nation of israel. >> reporter: perry's comments flew in the face of the white house campaign behind the scenes to thwart palestinian efforts this week to earn statehood through a u.n. vote. >> we would veto any actions in the security council. >> reporter: but perry is the least of the president's political problems right now. white house aids are defending the president's hardline stance on reducing the deficit, openly acknowledging he's abandoning the grand bargain approach he took with speaker boehner during the debt ceiling crisis. communications director dan pfeiffer bluntly told the new
united nations general assembly has opened in new york. world leaders are calling for action on the global debt crisis, renew efforts for boosting economic growth and ending a stalemate in the middle east. if the real showdown is expected on friday when palestinians submitted their bid for full u.n. membership. brazil, in keeping with tradition, kick off the annual debate. >> an historic moment as a result of the president became the first woman to open the general debate. >> this is the voice of democracy. [applause] i am convinced that this will be the century of women. >> they will come to the newest un member states. she said she hoped to welcome the palestinians as well. she said it was time for them to be given full membership. but the u.s. and israel are strongly opposed. washington will veto any membership bid. president obama repeated his warning against unilateral moves by the palestinians. if he called for resumption of direct peace talks between the sides. >> i am convinced that there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades. it peas is
to speak at the united nations general assembly. president obama addressed the assembly this morning. he focused on several global issues but also on u.s. interest in the middle east. he said the wars in iraq and afghanistan are coming to an end with u.s. forces being substantially cut by the end of the year. the president stressed there could be no shortcut to peace between israelis and palestinians. >> a 14-year-old boy faces criminal charges for allegedly china a laser pointer at a state police helicopter. the helicopter was flying near eastern boulevard after 11:00 last night in search of a suicidal person the teen pointed the light at the cockpit more than once. he was arrested shortly after and faces a host of charges including reckless endangerment and assented second-degree assault on police. the state police say the aviation command has exported more than half a dozen laser incidents so far this year. >> the search is on for the person who opened fire near a blues -- busy playground in waverly. the 30-year-old victim has died per the shooting left an entire never been shaken up.
is back in new york city for the united nations general assembly. we talked with him earlier today at his hotel about the issues facing iran and the united states. welcome to new york city and the united states. you're here for the united nations general assembly. everyone here in america is interested in the status of the two hikers. what is their status today? >> in the name of the almighty, the most gracious and the most merciful. first, allow me to greet all of your viewers and wish the all mighty's blessings upon everyone. the hikers are doing fine and they're living in fairly good conditions and i do hope that they soon they will be freed. >> charlie: you announced they would be freed and then a cour said no. at happened? >> it i not that the court said something against what i had said. the court indicated that they have to go through the due process. and god willing, they will be freed. >> charlie: when? >> in the next few days. >> charlie: the idea was you would have them released prior to your arrival here. as a humanitarian gesture, notwithstanding the fact they have always
to get that behind the scenes. president obama told the united nations general assembly there are no shortcuts to ending the conflict in the middle east. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would be accomplished by now. >> the president is trying to convince mahmoud abas not to ask for formal recognition of a palestinian state on friday. the president says he supports a palestinian state, but only one that results from an agreement between palestinians and isrealis. >> the deadlock will only be broken when each side learns to stand in the other shoes. >> following the speech, the president met with isreali prime minister, benjamin. >> they want to achieve an international community, but they are not prepared yet to give peace to israel in return. >> president obama affected privately here in new york. but u.s. officials admit, it's unlikely the palestinians will change their minds. >> what's wrong with negotiating it state to state? why do we have to be occupied? >> the white house promises the
, president obama is getting set to address the united nations' general assembly. you are looking live at the podium. just a short time ago, we saw brazil's president delma russo -- delma russo. coming up at 7:45. we'll have analysis about the president's address. this the u.n. official introducing the president. there is quite a lot of attention focused on this speech and this event happening at the united nations because of the situation with the middle east and the request by palestinian leaders for state hood. we can listen in right now to the president and hear what he has to say. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's a great honor for me to be here today. i would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the united nations. the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. war and conflict have been with us since the beginning of civilization. but in the first part of the 20th century, the advance of modern weaponry led to death on a saggering scale. with this killing -- it was this killing that compelled the founders of this body to focus on not just ending one war but avert
as iran president mahmoud ahmadinejad is visiting new york for a united nations general assembly session. he is supposed to speak thursday. it's been very controversial, of course. but they are going to be home. >> yeah. all those steps following just like the way sarah shourd was released, so it looks like it could be even better news, you know, no snags. >> exactly. >> reporter: the attorney doesn't foresee any major problems with that. so here's hoping. >> and the family, can you just imagine the parents of those two men? >> they have been fighting for this whole time. >> reporter: they really have been keeping it alive in the media so it's just unbelievable. we'll have to see their homecoming later on. >> can only imagine. thank you, stephanie chuang. >>> a five-year-old girl shot in san francisco's bayview district. anne makovec is at the bayview police station with the search for that gunman. she joins with us more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: you might imagine, frank, police are under a lot of pressure to solve this crime as soon as possible because the victim is a 5-year-old
's speech to the united nations general assembly... at half past midnight thursday, korea time,... 3:30 p.m. wednesday, gmt and 11:30 a.m. eastern. the two koreas' efforts in beijing to create an agreeable atmosphere... to reopen the six-party nuclear talks have failed. the top negotiators, however, said they saw the discussions as positive. arirang's choi you-sun has the details. the two koreas, yet again, were unsuccessful to agree on the resumption of the six-party talks to denuclearize north korea. but the chief negotiators from both sides have called wednesday's talks in beijing "constructive" and "useful," in resolving the north's nuclear issue through the multilateral dialogue, involving the two koreas, the us, china, russia and japan. following the meeting held in bali two months ago, south korea's top nuclear envoy wi sung -lac and his north korean counterpart ri yong-ho held two rounds of discussions in beijing, where wi laid out a set of pre-dialogue conditions, endorsed by the south, the us and japan. the trilateral demands include the north halting its uranium enrichment prog
will be at 7:00 at the center for learning and technology. >>> president obama speaking to the united nation's general assembly later today and meeting world leaders. hoping to convince palestinian president into backing out of his request for recognition. after president obama speaks to the general assembly he will meet separately with the prime minister of israel and the palestinian president. >>> next she thought she had won or had the winning numbers. she had planned out what she was going to do with the extra cash. everybody does that. so imagine one woman's disappointment when she found out what she thought were winning lottery numbers were wrong. we are going to tell you how that mistake happened. >> take a look at today's half off deals. it is carpet cleaning. you can get 50% off carpet cleaning from b clean. six areas cleaned for just $60. to find out more go to myfoxdc.com. check out the half off on the right side of the page. ndnd h >>> the governor pleading with the federal government for help. the state doling out a package to help cash str
and his administration speaking to reporters in new york after addressing the united nations general assembly, spoke foekusing on the thorny issue of the palestinian request for statehood. >> president obama didn't say they'd veto an attempt for palestinian statehood but it was implied. >> peace will not come at statements and resolution. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished now. >> the u.s. wants to push leaders back to the negotiating table. >> we believe any lasting peace must acknowledge the very real security concerns that israel faces every day. >> the president met with the prime minister and wants leaders to denounce hamas leadership in the gaza strip. the two territories along with east jerusalem will makeup a new palestinian state. >> they want to achieve a state with international community but not prepared yet to give peace to israel. >> later today the president will meet with mahmoud abbas. and. >> this is morally and legally correct what we're trying to do. >> french president says negotiations should begin within the month and a formal agreement reach
nations' general assembly in new york. before his address, he's expected to meet with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas trying to head off a mideast diplomatic showdown at the u. n.. abbas is pushing ahead for his campaign for palestinian state hood there. >>> yesterday, world leaders pledged to take action to prevent millions of deaths from cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease. the leaders at the general assembly's first ever meeting on chronic disease promised to tackle them. however, they never answered exactly how they plan to go about doing that. the pentagon says the number of american troops in iraq will fall to roughly 40,000 by the end of this month. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mike mullen says the reduction puts the military on track to meet its goal by withdrawing all troops from iraq by the end of the year. there's no word on when the estimated 100,000 private security contractors will remain in the country. >>> another battle in the senate over disaster aid now. majority leader harry reid will try this week to add nearly $7 billion in disaster aid funding to
the united nations general assembly. bauer and fattal are expected to be flown on a private jet to the gulf state of oman. that's what happened when a third american hiker, sarah shourd, was set free last year. the three friends met at the university of california at berkeley. the men's family say they are super excited for the release but won't rest easily until the two are back on american soil. tina kraus, cbs news. >>> meanwhile, president obama spoke before the united nations expressing his opposition to the push for the palestinian statehood. mr. obama is trying to convince palestinian president mahmoud abbas to drop the recent push in the u.n. for an independent state. the president explained he would prefer direct negotiation to resolve the long-standing battle. >> there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades. peace is hard work. ultimately, it's the israelis and palestinians not us that must reach agreement on the issues. >> while world leaders met in new york, minor clashes erupted between israelis and palestinians in the west beige. the white house w
prison. and mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york to attend the united nations general assembly and spoke with abc's george stephanopoulos. >> when we said we'll release them we we lease -- release them. as a humanitarian gesture. >> the attorney for fattal and bower is going try again for release. >> a soldier seriously injured in afghanistan is back in the u.s. tonight and being treated in palo alto. he was carried off a jet last night, losing both legs after a bomb blew up under the humvee he was n a veteran's group made sure he got a proper home coming. >> we're here to escort him injured in afghanistan to v.ra. his wife request aid flag line for him. >> his wife is a santa clara native. veterans later followed the am back to you lance to v.a.center. >> a lot more to bring you here at 5:00. coming up bay area braces for a third spare the air day. >> and there is hot weather going to have you sweating again. i'll let you know when cooler weather will arrive. >> michael finney warns those failing to travel light. some fees will tack hundreds on to cost of the trip. the california univer
the palestinians to drop their bid for statehood when he addresses the united nation's general assembly later on today. the u.s. has threatened to veto the move. the president is scheduled to meet with israeli and palestinian leaders. the last two months of hurricane season could be active ones. a forecaster is predicting four more hurricanes between now and november. two could become major storms. this comes as tropical storm ophelia churns in the atlantic. that's the last news we need. we're going to get to a story you saw first on abc 7 and wjla.com. two prince george's county police officers are now facing charges. they are accused of beating a university of maryland student. it happened after the means basketball team defeated duke 3. -- duke. good morning. >> good morning. it all happened here along this street in college park. now two officers, register nalt -- reginald baker and james harrison are facing very serious charges including first-degree assault as well as misconduct in office. this video that a student photographer here at the university of
to evidence tampering. >>> president obama getting ready to speak to the united nation's general assembly this morning. the president here hopes to convince him to back down for recognition of palestinian statehood. >>> breaking news now from iran where a lawyer for two american hikers jailed there says a $1 million bail agreement has been approved. the lawyer says this clears the way for the release of shane bauer and josh fattal and he planned to go todurate begin the procedures. they were arrested two years ago and charged as spies. >>> caught on camera, a university of maryland student beaten down by police. >> it lapinned during riots after a big win over duke. now two officers have been indicted. stacy is in college park with the details. >> reporter: if you have been around this area for long enough you know that is a tradition here at the university of maryland that after big wins or losses students pour into the streets and occasionally it becomes violent. that is why police are now out here on force. in this case it is the police officers that are charged with wrong doing. let
as an independent country. president obama addressed the united nation's general assembly. what does the -- is the u.s. going to do about this? >> reporter: officials made it clear that they will veto any effort to fully recognize palestine. palestinians will formerly ask the u.n. for statehood on friday but president obama wants -- is rejecting the move and wants them to negotiate directly with israel. abbas walked through the united nation doors and president obama made it clear he would not walk out with u.n. recognition of a palestinian state. >> the genuine peace can be realized between israelis and the palestinians themselves. >> reporter: the president said the u.n. should not formally recognize palestine and asked both sides to return to the stalled middle east peace talks. >> the israelis and palestinians, not us, who must reach an agreement on issues that divide them. on borders and on security o refugees and jerusalem. >> reporter: the palestinians are expected to ask the u.n. to formally recognize them on friday and the joint meeting as
for wjz. >> president obama told the united nations general assembly there are no shortcuts to ending the conflict in the middle east. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have come to the let president by now. >> they said not to ask for a formal recognition of a palestinian state on friday. the president says he supports a palestinian state, but only one that results from an agreement between palestinians and israelis. >> the deadlock will only be broken when each side learns to stand in the other shoes. >> reporter: following the speech, the president met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> the palestinians wanted to achieve a state with international immunity, but they're not prepared to give peace to israel in return. >> reporter: president obama is set to meet with abbas. but u.s. officials admit, it is unlikely the palestinians will change their minds. >> what's wrong with negotiating it, state to state. why do we have to be occupied? >> reporter: the white house promises the u.s. will vet
leaders, gathered for the united nations general assembly meeting. >> he has a full schedule sitting down with ten world leaders, sarah simmons back in studio with more. >>> well, among those ten world leaders he is meeting, president obama with heads of israel and palestinian authority he is hoping to avoid a diplomatic show down between them palestinian president, is said to ask the un to recognize palestine as an independent country president obama will try to convince the palestinian president not to make his request if he does the u.s. will be in the difficult position to use its veto. meanwhile yesterday, president obama sat down with libya's rebel leader and said the world would stand beside the libyans as they rebuild the country. >> united states lead the effort to pass a historic resolution at the security council authorizing all necessary measures to protect the libyan people. when the civilians were threat ped with a massacre we exercised that authority this is is how the international community should work in the 21st century. more nations baring the responsibility and costs
the territorial basis of their state. >>> the president of the united states before the united nations general assembly walking a kind of tight rope trying to balance what has been his standing position that he wants statehood for the palestinians with the fact that he is opposing a palestinian bid for membership for statehood at the united nations, and he also has that difficult task in the united states of a growing bond between prime minister netanyahu and the house republicans and increasing criticism by the leading republican contenders for president. we will continue to follow this developing story on a busy news day, and that is going to do it for me. i'm chris jansing and thomas roberts is up next. what have you got, thomas? >> well, a busy hour coming up. we will talk about how the president did at the united nations and how the words were received. we will talking about the unique pressures on president obama. and on the heels of "don't ask, don't tell," what is more dangerous than terrorist attacks? we will talk about that with the vice president of the communications for the human
>>> so the category tonight, items on the united nations general assembly agenda. number ten, screw with the sweeds, number eight, good-bye euro, hello chuck-e-cheese tokens. number six -- they've been writing their rs backwards all these years. number five, finally nailed down which one's uruguay, which one's paraguay. number three, do whatever china says. number two, congratulate whatever country came up with the girl with the dragon tattoo books because those were awesome. and the number one item on the united nations general assembly debate whether to renew the letterman fatwa. >> good morning, it is wednesday, september 21st. with us onset, mike barnicle. we also have the president of the council on foreign relations and birthday boy -- >> oh, exciting for me. >> wasn't it your birthday recently? >> july. >> somebody in my town was buying you a birthday present. >> birthday boy. not by a day, not by a week, but a season. >> why was someone buying you a piece of art? >> because i'm a deserving person. >> richard hath, personal friend of mine. anyway. >> interesting. >> you know,
. and the number one item on the united nations general assembly debate whether to renew the letterman fatwa. >> good morning, it is wednesday, september 21st. with us onset, mike barnicle. we also have the president of the council on foreign relations and birthday boy -- >> oh, exciting for me. >> wasn't it your birthday recently? >> july. >> somebody in my town was buying you a birthday present. >> birthday boy. not by a day, not by a week, but a season. >> why was someone buying you a piece of art? >> because i'm a deserving person. >> richard hath, personal friend of mine. anyway. >> interesting. >> you know, mika, a lot of time. you also got off month, off season. >> well, happy birthday, belated. >> thank you. have a nice thanksgiving. >> yeah. exactly. >> happy new year. >> that's really weird. >> no, it's really sad. >> it's interesting. >> a lot of times the u.n. comes together, nothing happens. they sit around and talk and seems like divisions are really more pronounced than when the week started. >> well -- >> that's not happening this week. >> no. >> last night, i sense something
ahmadinejad appearance before the united nations general assembly. it would seem that iran's dealer ins are trying to court favorable public opinion and try to blunt the inevitable criticism they are going to face at the u.n. about the nuclear program and their human rights record. so, that is probably the reason for the timing of the release. now, we do know from the lawyer for the two men that the bail money or ransom money as some called it wasaid, again, bioman, itself. the reason for that is unclear. ohman is, obviously, a long term and important u.s. ally but why they would hand over $1 million is not yet clear. clearly there probably is some quid pro quo in terms of u.s. support and backing for ohman. >>shepard: we don't know what this is all about, in essence? >>jonathan: we don't know the reason for them paying $1 million. they have not acknowledged it. that is what we hear from the lawyers involved in the case and what we understood happened with the release of sarah shourd last year at $500,000. but, there are reasons that remain unknown. >>shepard: president obama saying the
nations general assembly this morning. he will follow back up with meetings with israeli and palestinian leaders. the u.s. says it will veto the move in the u.n. security council. >>> still no word on why an unidentified man jumped a fence outside the white house last night. it happened about 6:30 on pennsylvania avenue near lafayette park. the secret service says the man was carrying a backpack, but there was nothing dangerous inside. he faces unlawful entry charges. the first family was not home during the incident. >>> 6:32. a murdered bowie state university will be remembered at a vigil tonight. >> the service will allow the university community to celebrate dominique frazier's life. prosecutors say that her roommate's alexis simpson stabbed her to death after they argued over music plank from ipod. -- music playing. >>> the oldest daughter of massachusetts senator ted kennedy has died. she died at a north west d.c. health club at the age of 51. >>> a funeral mass will be held at 9:30 this morning at holy trinity church in georgetown. there will be a private burial. >>> two prince ge
will address the united nations general assembly. he's expected the say action at the u. n. is not the way for palestine to be recognized as an independence state. friday. they are formally expected to apply for a seat at the united nations. today the president will meet with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. it's heated on both sides. [ speaking foreign language ] >> we tell the entire world peace has only one way and that's justice, freedom and independence to the arab and palestinian nations. >> solution is in one place only at a peace table. you sit down and you negotiate. >> israeli prime minister left israel this morning and he'll be in new york as well later this week he will also meet with president obama and address the united nations. >>> two months after an arlington county prefer was hurt in an early -- police officer was hurt in an early morning car crash, police have made an arrest in the case. they arrested 21-year-old katherine grace kron. she's charged with dui. we told you about this when it happened july 20th. police say the car driven by kron collided with a patrol car
days from forming a new government. as palestinians push shunned for united nations membership, the head of the general assembly tells the bbc they have the right to make their case. >> it is 9:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. and london, broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, welcome to "newsday." >> a suicide bomber posing as a peace envoy had has killed the men leading afghanistan's effort to negotiate with taliban. burhanuddin rabbani, the former afghan president, died in his home in the capital of kabul during a meeting with two members of the taliban. >> heavy security tonight outside the house in kabul close to the american embassy. where the former president burhanuddin rabbani was killed by of taliban fighter with eight bomb concealed in his turban. he was a divisive leader and a surprise appointment to lead the council set up by president karzai to talk peace with them. the afghan president heard the news in new york just before he met president obama. >> the mission yet undertaken was of vital to the afghan people and for the security
. >> we are following the president's speech at the united nations general assembly. the president blasting ron and syria on human rights violations talking about the role of the u.s. and iraq and afghanistan and now talking about israel and palestine and pushing for peace as the palestinian president is trying to push the u.n. security council to recognize palestinian statehood. we will be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. >> called the cloud cover and a fall. along the coast are not singing in land. as a result hot temperatures this afternoon. livermore will probably reach 100. redwood 100. all of these cities have, the possibility about triple digits. all and all once again a hot day. by noon and 90 degree weather. by 3:00 p.m. look at the purple coming in for the delta and livermore. those locations are expecting triple digits. the only place we get relief is along the coastline. the rest of the bay will be in 70's, 80's, 90's and near 100. here is a look at the 7 day forecast. we expect the hot weather to continue for the next couple of days and gradually cool a
obama here at the united nations general assembly. so while he ignored questions about the israeli palestinian peace process, for instance, as he left the u.n. building earlier, he was happy to stop and talk about the hikers. listen. >> wonderful news about the hikers. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families and those moms who we have been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> other officials also talked about those sort of happy sentiments but also reminded us all, shep, that the iranians should never have arrested the two plus the woman, share shourd who was released a year ago in the first place, that iranian behavior was unacceptable in holding them for so long and reminding us that those two men, in effect, lost two years of their lives in an iranian prison. shep? >> back to the question of timing. it seems obvious there are no coincidences here. >> no coincidence at all that this release comes just a day before president mahmoud ahmadis due to addressed u.n. general assembly. look for his chief of staff that this was an act of
north of here in new york where the united nations general assembly is meeting. the big issue is the changing face of the middle east and what to do about the palestinians. at this hour, president obama is scheduled to meet with the head of the palestinian authority and senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler reports the president admitted earlier things have not worked out as he had hoped. >> a year after telling the u.n. general assembly it might be able to recognize a new state of palestine at this session, president obama admitted his disappointment. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i assure you, so am i. the question isn't the goal that we seek. the question is how do we reach that goal? >> mr. obama also said the u.n. can't resolve the issues standing in the way of palestinian statehood. >> ultimately, it's the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. on borders and on security. on refugees and jerusalem. >> his aides have already said the u.s. will veto a security counci
prepares to address the world. any minute now, he is scheduled to go before the united nations general assembly and right now you can see the president of brazil is addressing the assembly. president obama will push for the palestinians to drop their bid for statehood. he will follow the speech with separate meetings with president
general assembly that the united states, our country, would not support the palestinian bid to create a state through the u.n. opposing something many of the country's allies in the arab world strongly support. let's watch our president. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> he also used the occasion of his 47-minute address to defend israel in front of a body that has been, and we all know, this historically hostile to israel. let's listen. >> america's commitment to israel's security is unshakeable. our friendship with israel is deep and enduring. israel, a small country of less than 8 million people, look out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off the map. the jewish people carry the burden of centuries of exile and persecution and fresh memories of knowing that 6 million people were killed simply because of who they are. >> howard, you know, i've done some looking up on this like we all have, his political history, a short political history,
on the united nations general assembly which would have put the united states in the position of vetoing this in front of the security council, a major international dustup was on the horizon, and they are still working at this hour to try to avert that. president obama today, a very busy day, dylan, a number of bilaterals, all the usual ones, he spoke at the clinton global initiative and he also, of course, met with netanyahu, but here's a little bit more of what he had to say about middle east peace before the general assembly. >> we believe so strongly in the aspirations of the palestinian people, that america has invested so much time and so much effort in the building of a palestinian state. america's commitment to israel's security sun shakeable. our friendship with israel is deep and enduring. israel deserves recognition. it deserves normal relations with its neighbors. that is the project to which america is committed. there are no shortcuts. >> and the phrase the president kept coming back to today, dylan, peace is hard, as if anybody needed to be reminded that have when it come
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